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Grateful Dead Live at Raceway Park on 1977-09-03

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Grateful Dead Live at Raceway Park on 1977-09-03

Set 1

Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle, Mississippi Half Step, Looks Like Rain, Peggy-O, Minglewood Blues, Friend Of The Devil, The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Bertha-> Good Lovin', Loser, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Samson & Delilah*, He's Gone-> Not Fade Away-> Truckin', E: Terrapin Station

*Dead left the stage for a few minutes after Sampson. FM Broadcast WNEW New York. Other artist(s): Marshal Tucker, NRPS.

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Raceway Park
Location Englishtown, NJ

Source aud cassette master, tc-153, maxell ud-c90's, dolby b
Lineage tc-153 master, maxell ud-c90's, dolby b > nak dragon>hd-p2 24/96>hd>adobe auditon 2.0(levels)>cd wave (tracking)>flac
Taped by Ken Flemming
Transferred by Rob Berger


Reviewer: Mojoworkin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2015
Subject: Eyes debate
8/6/74 version is great IF you like a lot of base. I love Jerry's solos, but almost get drowned out by Phil.
This version is for people who prefer guitar solos over a jazzier sound. There is no one BEST, just what the ear prefers my friends.
This is my #1. Love the intro
Reviewer: curiouspuppy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 3, 2015
Subject: hot day, hot music
The music never stopped but we ran out of wine & got overheated. But the Dead & all were top notch. Solid first Dead concert.
Reviewer: Stoner 57 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2014
Subject: Best feeling i ever had at a dead show!!
I have to say this was one the best times I had and best show I ever been to, now please take 3 steps back!!
Reviewer: 6lennhed - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 10, 2014
Subject: memories
I started collecting tapes in 1979.This was my 1st "bootleg" dead tape.I love this archive,what a precious gift. Thank you all
Reviewer: jamesnix - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2014
Subject: Birthing Babies
This was my 1st Dead show and not only did the music blow me away, but the constant refrains of 3 steps back - "3 steps back" because of the crush of the crowd. I could write an entire novel just about this show, more than any of the 100+ I have seen since. Women gave birth at this show!! This was New Jerseys mini wooodstock and instead of the band sucking they strode like gods! What a great weekend!
Reviewer: quinn_76! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 29, 2013
Subject: Jersey Highlight of '77
Indeed, I'll have to second that emotion to what Burnt Rich aforementioned. The 8/6/74 Eyes of the World is the crème de la crème of them all, although 10/29/73, 9/7/73 & 6/18/74 are strong contenders. The '73-74 era cannot be topped for Eyes. But I digress...

I feel obliged to give props to THIS Eyes on this night. Not only the best of '77, but the best version for any year, post 1974 (IMHO, of course). This Englishtown show, as a whole, stands in the top 10 for 1977, which certainly boasts a lot considering how much superlatives 1977 has garnered through the years.

Both sets of this night are particularly crisp and consistent, and one can feel the gusto and energy the boys (and the girl) packed into this show. I do recommend picking up the Dick's Picks (vol. 15) of this show, as the sound quality is pristine, and it's easily one of the better of the 36 picks.
Reviewer: ATLZac - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2013
Subject: Large FLAC files
What is up with these huge flac files and huge decoded wave files? the seem too large to burn.
Reviewer: jwag123 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2013
Subject: My first show
What a candy store, well with that said.
I really have not listened to this show until tonight, Wow for my first show this was awesome! I have gone on to see well over 100 shows. I still partake and always will. From the Other Ones to Further.
I did end up in the front and really enjoyed being up close. If you we're not there this is a Grate show to listen to.
Reviewer: sublimelbc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2012
Subject: Nice '77
Was always my favorite Eyes, as Jerry does three seperate jams befor singing. The transition from He's gone into NFA, gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it, as Bobby gets this ridiculous action on his guitar.
Reviewer: falomarcdawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2012
Subject: another jem
just when I think I have heard the best, I stumble upon another jem that lays waste to the rest of the best of the band that never rests as long as the archive is alive!
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2012
Subject: Great recording of a great show
Very nice 77 set. Not totally up to the high standards of the period but excellent still. Outstanding TLEO and LLR. The Terrapin closer is great as well. I'm still not crazy about it as a closer though... the jam just feels like it's supposed to go into something else!
Reviewer: kenny h, aka hippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2011
Subject: his job is to shed light ,not to master
i was 15 years old and didnt have a ticket,hitched a ride with my brother,i remember an ice cream truck laying sideways in a ditch and he was still had ice cream for sale about a mile from the show,people everywhere,as soon as the dead came on security let everyone in free,towers of speakers everywhere and deadheads as far as u could see.loser was awesome,estimated eyes,music never stopped,this was my first of my 100+ shows and the absolute finest,who remembers climbing over the tractor trailor boxes to get out of the show,and the mountains of beer cans,great audio thanks for sharing it,they were terrible at woodstock and monterey but they absolutely shined just miles from my hometown.
Reviewer: alivedead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2011
Subject: What a Show
I was 16, drove from Long Island with some Friends, what an amazing day.........I got all the way up front before the 2nd set, I could see The Sweat dripping from Bob when he was playing.

what a show!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: hey~now - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2011
Subject: Incredible
The Band, The Crowd, The Sound....Amazing!
Reviewer: fibber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2011
Subject: Peggy-O
By far the best audience recording of this show I've heard yet - crisp, clear and powerful. A legendary show for lots of reasons: among-the-best-ever versions of so many songs - They Love Each Other, Half-Step, Looks Like Rain, and Peggy-O, and that's just the first set. In particular, Peggy-O doesn't get much mention, but this is THE one. Just perfect. Music Never Stopped ain't too bad either. And Garcia's solo on Loser is simply amazing - the second chorus is still one of my favorite 60 seconds of Grateful Dead music, and I've only listened to it a thousand times. And of course the He's Gone>Not Fade Away>Truckin ending is monumental: this band never played harder. And to anyone who says this show is overrated, I can only say: Terrapin encore!
Reviewer: bear06460 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2011
Subject: .
this whole show is amazing but the last 4 songs have gotta be some of the hottest dead ever. give it one listen an you'll know they're firing on all cylinders. not fade away is pretty incredible
Reviewer: BayRidgeBoy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2011
Subject: What a Weekend!!
Reviewer: BayRidgeBoy - - April 19th ,2011Subject: I Remember
16 years old told mom I was camping with the knights of columbus. Friends family lived a mile away and owned the trackter trailers that made up the walls of the field. Ate some "BLUE KRISHNA" and went the the raceway at 2 in the morning the night before the show..... About 2k people all spaced dancing in the spotlights that the crews were using to set up.. We partied all night and in morning watched the place fill up. Wound up at the back of the venue when the show started after watching NRPS and Marshall Tucker. While in the back by some food trucks we found 4 boxes of frisbees with 250 in each box.. We dragged them out and started throwing them as fast as possible. Half hour later they were all over the crowd.. What a trip watching from the back hill and seeing your work at play!!! Out of the 250k plus people does anyone remeber the frisbees? Would love to know of any Photos?
Reviewer: llucy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2011
Subject: Great show
What a long strange trip this show was. Electric Koolaid indeed.
Excellent recording! Best Donna scream ever?
Reviewer: nash13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2010
Subject: 1977 Englishtown NJ, Grateful Dead
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